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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Cool beans; good info. So, with a little internet sleuthing, some 19 and 17 years for the 200 and 400 before updates, respectively, with the sails updates driven primarily by unavailability of the original sail material. And RS went through the class associations with their proposals. I like that. A lot.
  2. As manufacturer controlled one designs go, how have RS done with other boats over the long run? Kept to the baseline or periodic updates to the original?
  3. Can we get back to writing happy thoughts about K8's kid coming home? Or going to Mars, maybe?
  4. Go ahead, Weta Marine. Keep making significant changes and upgrades every two years or so to these wonderful little trimarans. But stop calling it a one design for racing. #212
  5. In the last year, I kept seeing an odd assortment of old warbirds flying low overhead when walking the dog a morning or two a week. Oh my goodness, there's no mistaking a Tigercat profile accompanied by a Corsair. Double OMG, is that a Wildcat bringing up the rear? Then I realized that the B-26 I'd seen a couple times had wings that were not quite right. Turns out it's an A-20 Havoc. Oh, cool a Thunderbolt and Lightning. What the hell is a red star doing on a B-25? Speaking of what the hell, what the hell is going on week after week? I'm not seeing any airshows anywhere in the area so regularly. Where are these guys coming from, going to, and why are going through SA International? Turns out they're not transient aircraft. I just found out some three dozen privately owned warbirds live near me, all in flying condition. Could you imagine rolling into work on any given Wednesday and say, "You know, I don't feel like working today. I think I'll go fly Glacier Girl. Lemme see if I can find someone to come play with me." Yeah, that Glacier Girl. http://www.lewisairlegends.com/ I need to find a way into that hanger. I know a guy who knows a guy...
  6. Cool beans, K8. I'm so very happy for you.
  7. So I might not need to lose 25 pounds to be competitive against the younger, fit guys after all?
  8. Wow, talk about glamour shots. More please.
  9. Yeah, Jon Britt at Nor'banks. When I had trouble getting my "local" dealer some 200 miles away to respond to demo requests, Jon sold me that thrice used demo boat for a great price, since he actually owned it as the importer. I think that was 2010. Stand up guy. My Weta, sitting on it's dolly in a Road King trailer, is about 17.5 feet long. Without the rudder installed, which takes maybe a minute to put on. I don't believe trailing it with the rudder installed would be wise. It's about 5.6 feet wide on the trailer. You should be able to get a good 2008-2010 boat for $8k, but you may have to bump it up a little. Early boats don't have a continuous furler for the screecher but some have retrofitted them; I forget what year that started. Nice but no worries without it; rigging tape around the bottom of the drum base prevents overrides. Sub-300 series boats like mine also didn't come with bungie cords on the ama port covers, but they can be added. You'll find out why that'd be nice when you watch some capsize videos. The boats are stout. For an unknown boat, I'd probably be mostly concerned about the daggerboard trunk if the boat had grounded at speed. Lots of good info, pictures and people in the Yahoo Weta group. Private, so one needs to join it. Nose around a bit and then ask away. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Weta-Trimarans/files
  10. For what you've wasted in electricity, you might consider an inline flow meter alarm. And from what you've said was leaking from positive head, I'm guessing your pipe size is about 3/4" ID so an alarm wouldn't be all that expensive. I'm curious what kind of pump you have. I would have guessed a positive displacement, but leaking eight gallons a minute through it seems counterintuitive. Or maybe I just came here so I could say net positive suction head required. It's been a while.
  11. Be happy. Maybe someday the technology on it may lead to a compact fuel cell for your sailboat. I'm curious if they're going to produce gaseous hydrogen or liquid hydrogen peroxide to power a fuel cell.
  12. The recall is for a master cylinder replacement. Anyone who thinks that is a 0.9 hour job should be made to do it themselves. Just be glad you dont have a Ford Fusion. You cant even SEE the MCYL without ripping half of the engine compartment apart. And make sure they bled the shit out of the brake system. MS Easy peasy lemon squeezy. It would have taken me a couple hours, most likely. But then I tend to drink beer, smoke cigars, and talk to neighbors whilst "working." After my last trip to the stealership for an oil change when the mech didn't reset the oil life or hook the IAT sensor back up, I was going to put my Mityvac bleeder on to check. But it's been raining a lot around here and seems fine. Oh, right. Rain. I guess that's one of the reasons why I was pissed about being stuck at the dealership for so long. When I made my recall appointment, I intended to ride the Trek on a nearby greenbelt trail. Of course, we had thunderstorms rolling through. I couldn't even wander the sales lot.
  13. That's mean. I sincerely, whole heartedly, and remorsefully apologize if I appear ablist to you, but I believe you meant below mean intelligence. If not, well then...
  14. My GF finally gets to go in tomorrow for her Honda Fit. I spent a good part of yesterday at a Ford dealership for my 2013 F150 master cylinder recall. Amazing how ineffective their appointment schedule is and how long it takes for a job that says 0.9 hours to complete.